To help keep cool in the hot, summer months, a ceiling fan would do wonders. Additionally, a ceiling fan can also benefit in the winter when the blades are reversed. In this case, they would rotate in the opposite direction, pushing the warm air by the ceiling down and into the room. Finally, a ceiling fan offers appeal and interest to a room. A quality, ceiling fan can actually help reduce your monthly energy bill by as much as 15%!
It used to be that you had one or two choices of ceiling fan and they were nothing of which to brag. However, todays models are elegant and stunning. You can choose from styles that are constructed with Tiffany glass, rich, mahogany fans for a look of sophistication, white, sleek fans for the contemporary home, and even colorful, sports-themed fans for children.
In addition to the vast selection of style, you will also find ceiling fans that fit into any budget. If you are on a tighter budget, you can often find fans for less than $100. However, if your budget is limitless, a $1,000 or more fan is not out of the question. Keep in mind that just because you spend on the lower end does not mean you have poor quality or poor style options.
When choosing a ceiling fan, you first need to determine the size needed for the room. Then, you should think about the type of features important to you. For example, will the ceiling fan be the primary light source? If so, then you want a light kit that will produce adequate lighting. Other options include remote control, dimmer switches, reversible blades, and so on.
In addition to choosing a fan for the indoors, you can also choose ceiling fans that are designed specifically to be run on an outside patio or porch. These fans have motors encased in waterproof casings with blades that are made of material that will not warp or crack.
You also want to consider the construction of the fan and blade. For example, if the motor casing is made from thin metal, you can expect to hear a rattle or humming when the fan is in operation. If the blades are made from solid wood, chances are you could experience warping. Therefore, while the look of the fan and even the benefits of the fan are important, the construction is just as important, if not more.